Stoke & Staffordshire

Tamworth boys held over suspected arson

Two boys have been arrested on suspicion of arson after a large fire in Staffordshire.

It started in a disused cold storage unit in Hockley Road, Tamworth, at about 1720 BST on Wednesday.

A 200m safety cordon was erected due to fears that a number of flammable gas cylinders had been stored on the site.

Neighbours were allowed back home by 2130 BST and the fire was put out shortly after. The boys, aged 11 and 12 were bailed and inquiries are ongoing.

No-one was hurt in the fire.

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